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Published: 11/1/2019

Recyclable All-PE Pouches: Sustainable Opportunity for Film Extruders
Sustainability and the Circular Economy are both a challenge and an opportunity to flexible packaging producers. Recyclable pouches based on all-PE multilayer structures, utilizing new resins and perhaps techniques like MDO or biaxial orientation, a...

Published: 11/1/2019

Part 3: Fundamentals of Polyethylene
PE parts can fail when an inappropriate density is selected. Let’s look at some examples and examine what happened and why.

Published: 10/1/2019

Part 2: The Fundamentals of Polyethylene
PE properties can be adjusted either by changing the molecular weight or by altering the density. While this increases the possible combinations of properties, it also requires that the specification for the material be precise.

Published: 10/1/2019

Prices for Nearly All Volume Resins Down
Flat pricing projected in fourth quarter for volume resins.

Published: 10/1/2019

Lower or Flat Prices Ahead
Slowed demand, sufficient supplies, and lower global prices could serve to push down U.S. prices of most commodity resins.

Published: 9/1/2019

Part 1: The Fundamentals of Polyethylene
You would think we’d know all there is to know about a material that was commercialized 80 years ago. Not so for PE. Let’s start by brushing up on the basics.

Published: 9/1/2019

K 2019 Preview: Resins & Additives for Sustainability in Cars, Electronics & Packaging
Material suppliers are committed to the ‘Circular Economy,’ as evidenced by their adoption of new technologies, product introductions and collaborations.

Published: 9/1/2019

Flat or Softer Prices Ahead
Ample resin supplies outstripping demand are likely to keep commodity resin prices flat to lower.

Published: 7/1/2019

Molder of Large Totes Save Material & Energy Costs with Recycled PP
Aaron Industries’ 100% recycled PP compound fortified with Milliken’s specialty modifier boosts MFI and retains strength.

Published: 7/1/2019

A Bright Future for Thermally Conductive Plastics
Lighter weight, lower cost, and greater impact strength, moldability and customization are rapidly driving demand for thermoplastics that help keep electronics, lighting and car engines cool.